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Your Transport Workers Union (TWU) Negotiating Team has just returned from a three-day bargaining session with VX Leadership in Dallas, TX. Our discussions were very productive, and we continue to make progress in many different areas of our historic, first contract. Our next negotiating session will be May 10th through 12th in New York City. In the meantime, we will continue to work on the numerous items that are in discussion, and we anticipate making significant progress at our next meeting.

 
We would like to issue a special “Thank you!” to our Sisters and Brothers at TWU Local 556, the Union of Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants, who hosted our negotiations in their new headquarters this week. They were amazing hosts who made our Negotiating Team and VX Leadership feel welcome, which contributed to our productive week.
 
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TWU VX - Your Fellow ITMs Need You!
4/15/2016 6:44:35 PM by TWU VX

 TWU VX, in cooperation with Virgin America Leadership, is holding a training session for InFlight Support Representatives (ISR), and we are looking for volunteers to support their InFlight Team Members in this capacity.

 
What are ISRs? Quite simply, they are the “Front Line” representatives of our Union. They are the people that our ITMs turn to when they have questions or need guidance in any work situation. Many of you probably know that ITMs can help in disciplinary sessions. The reality is, NO ONE should ever enter a disciplinary meeting without an ISR present. However, in addition to this vital role, our ISRs are there to answer questions about contracts (or negotiations), deliver up-to-date information to our ITMs, and provide guidance concerning procedural or pay issues.
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TWU is Committed to You!
4/14/2016 11:22:59 AM by TWU VX
It is hard to believe that it’s only been a little over a week since Alaska Airlines announced their intention to purchase Virgin America. We on the Negotiating Committee have been inundated with questions, and we’re trying to fend off the rumors whenever we see them. It would be irresponsible of us to engage in speculation, but we remain committed to answering all of the questions we can.
 
One of the most commonly asked questions we receive is whether we will continue negotiating with VX Leadership and training new InFlight Support Representatives (ISR). We assure you that we are returning to the bargaining table with VX Leadership on April 26-28 in Dallas for our next scheduled session. Our ISR Training will be held on May 3 in SFO and on May 4 in LAX.
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